I never thought I was going to feel good again - Amy's story

"I am a 34-year-old mother of a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old little girl. This past Wednesday, I had a fecal transplant and the stool was supplied by OpenBiome. Before the transplant, I had been fighting C. diff for about 6 months. The first three were bad, but not miserable. The last 3 months were awful, I was in the hospital a total of 2 months out of those last 3 months. My kids were in tears all the time because they wanted me home and I was falling into a deep depression.

I never thought I was going feel good again. I was on so many different medicines and none of the antibiotics were working. I tried all three multiple times, and the C. diff never even got a little bit better. The fecal transplant was our last hope. I was ready to try anything, I needed to get my life back.

They gave my kids their mom back.

It is now Saturday, not even three full days after the transplant and I feel like a new person. I actually got dressed today and went to the store to run errands. I haven't been able to do that in months. I just want to thank you so much and thank the person that donated the stool. I don't know what brought them to donating their poop, it really isn't something that most people do, but they changed my life and they gave my kids their mom back.

I honestly don't know what we would have done if you guys hadn't made this process known and available. Thank you so much."